A black man killed by the state that swore to serve and protect him; Officers swiftly held accountable. A surge of joy. *Black officers swiftly held accountable. Dissonance. I want justice but . . . . No. I want justice. I want to live in a country where Black People are not the state’s punching [...]
Aristotle claimed: "Anyone can become angry—that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way—that is not easy." Likewise, serving Justice is not easy but necessary. Serving Justice requires sacrifice and balance.
I never thought I would find myself in law school. I came into Northwestern University, a Psychology/Pre-Med major. My focus, however, was not on my studies but on football. Football was my one true love. I dealt with serious anxiety and depression growing up. This was a culmination of ongoing bullying, familial strife, and never feeling like I was enough. I had one refuge from all of this—football. But this was taken from me on one fatal morning that changed my life forever.
When it feels like life is getting the best of you; when you are in a room full of people, but feel alone; when your tears rush from your eyes like water from broken taps—creating a deep lake of sorrow to drown in; when life feels unbearable; when there are more downs than ups; when [...]